Murray Eyes Wimbledon Return After Surgery

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Three-time grand slam champion Andy Murray has undergone hip surgery and is determined to return to action in time for this year’s Wimbledon.

The 30-year-old Briton, who has not played a competitive match for six months and last week withdrew from the Australian Open, posted an update on Facebook, saying: “Today I underwent successful right hip surgery at the St Vincent Hospital in Melbourne”.

“I look forward to returning to competitive tennis during the grass-court season,” Murray said accepting that he will have to reduce his workload on court, SBS News reported.

“I’m certainly not going to be putting in the same amount of tournaments and effort to try to get to No. 1. I’ll be playing a reduced schedule, and then focusing more on trying to win major events and big tournaments rather than trying to achieve certain ranking goals,” he added.

Murray, who ended 2016 as world No.1, has slipped to 19th in the rankings.

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